By Caroline Kvitka
Java, the programming language used by millions of developers, is now even better. The launch of Java 8 on March 25 represents the most significant update to the Java programming model ever, and demonstrates that Java is thriving among a worldwide community of programmers, code contributors, and users.
Technology-enabled innovation has become a top priority for businesses everywhere. Coming up with the next cool product or service and winning customers requires new ways of doing things. And software has become integral to business innovation—both for organizations that consider themselves tech companies and those that don’t.
Java 8 is a platform for innovation. It enables developers to create applications—faster and easier—for business environments, the cloud, and the emerging Internet of Things (IoT). And, with Java 8, developers can leverage a common skill set across this wide span of platforms and application types.
So if your company is on the path to innovation, Java 8 can get you there. Here are eight things everyone should know about the newest version of Java.
You can learn much more about Java 8 in the latest issue of Java Magazine, Oracle’s free bimonthly digital magazine covering all things Java. You will find articles on lambda expressions, the date and time API, and more.
I fully expect Java 8 to unleash a new wave of software-powered business innovation. How will your company use Java 8? Let’s hear about it.
Caroline Kvitka is the editor of Java Magazine.